Adult acne awareness: it’s not just for teens, but help is at hand!

Adult acne awareness: it’s not just for teens, but help is at hand!

2 September 2015

Hands up who’s been told one of these myths about acne?

“You’ll grow out of it.”

“Acne will go away on its own.”

“There’s nothing really that can treat acne.”

Honestly! When you’re struggling with acne blemishes and pimples they’re the last thing you want to hear – and they’re not true!

In fact, according to one of the expert Dermatologists at Canada’s Acne Awareness Week, “acne can be successfully treated in virtually every case.”

So what do you need to know to help you get a handle on the condition?

First of all, it’s important to know you’re not alone if you’re suffering from acne. The vast majority of people will struggle with their complexion at one point or another and (sadly) there’s no guarantee your blemishes will go away naturally after puberty. 22% of women suffer from adult acne – a far greater number than men because of the hormonal fluctuations that occur during the menstrual cycle. 

But it is possible to treat the condition. The first step is to establish a thorough skin care routine. Use a gentle cleanser daily, exfoliate once a week and apply sunscreen and moisturiser every day. In some cases over the counter products can also be an effective treatment, look for creams with active ingredients like benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid to calm angry pimples.

If creams and cleansers aren’t providing the desired results however, Non Surgical Treatments can offer an effective solution to even the most stubborn cases of acne. Treatments such as PPx Lasers use light therapy to tackle mild to moderate acne, pustular acne, comedonal acne (blackheads & whiteheads) and mild to moderate inflammatory acne.

The Obagi Blue Skin Peel is another efficient acne treatment. By removing the top layer of skin cells the peel unclogs blocked pores for a brighter, clearer complexion.

Acne scars can also be problematic, one way to correct the imperfections left by old blemishes is with the Dermalroller. This micro needling treatment pricks the skin to stimulate its natural healing process and can have a transformative effect on acne scars.

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